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Posts Tagged ‘The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’

Passing of a Leader

Posted by Jon on January 27, 2008

President Gordon B. Hinckley, the 15th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away today at the age of 97. He was a beloved president who had served as Prophet, Seer and Revelator since March 12, 1995. For more information please see the official announcement from the church here.

President Gordon B. Hinkley
President Gordon B. Hinckley
(June 23, 1910 – January 27, 2008)
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Mormon Priestcraft… Is There Such a Thing?

Posted by Jon on January 21, 2008

I’ve had this burning question for a long time (truth be told, I just re-read the P.D.P. post by Shawn L, and it inspired me to revisit this question): Does “priestcraft” exist in Mormon culture? If so, what qualifies as priestcraft? Is it the books or cds by Mormon authors that are being solicited to Mormons? Is it the endless trinkets with CTR or “Hold to the Rod” emblazoned across them? How about the jazzed up or even rocked out versions of primary classics such as “Give Said the Little Stream,” or “I Belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?” The “Forgotten Carols?” Read the rest of this entry »

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